How Business Messaging Transforms the Traditional Sales Funnel

business messaging sales funnel

One of the first topics covered in just about any introductory business class is the sales funnel and the stages within it. In other words, the steps a consumer goes through when making a purchase.  Though there are many variations of the sales funnel out there, a simple one (that’s relevant to B2C brands) might…

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Conversational Commerce: The Next Big Thing for Brands and Retailers

At this year’s Shoptalk, the topic of new channels was one that came up time and again. There were sessions focused on it, as well as conversations at networking events and the expo hall.  Clearly, it’s a topic that’s top of mind for brands and retailers. In fact, 75% of Shoptalk attendees said that new…

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Extend Your Salesforce Live Agent Capabilities with Google’s Business Messages

Salesforce Live Agent Google Business Messages

Consumers have certain, basic expectations when it comes to customer service. That’s nothing new. For example, most have always expected friendly agents and quick resolutions to their issues. But these days, consumers have higher standards than ever before. Per Salesforce’s State of the Connected Customer, over half of consumers say the crises of the past two…

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Top 8 Reasons to Start Using Google’s Business Messages

Top Reasons Google Business Messages

Walking into a brick-and-mortar store and speaking with a sales or customer service associate or picking up the phone and dialing an 800 number were once the primary ways consumers communicated with brands and got pre- and post-sale service. But that’s no longer the case. Today, consumers seek out service via a variety of different…

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Retail Trends: How Chat Apps Are Changing CRM

Chat Apps Changing CRM

Chat apps have the potential to become a leading CRM communication channel, especially for simple inquiries. Why? People love chat apps. Many people—possibly even you—visit chat apps multiple times a day to connect with friends, family, and increasingly brands. Customer-centric service requires that you join your customers in all their favorite chat apps, and that…

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The 10 Top Benefits of Live Chat for Businesses

Benefits of Live Chat for Business

Providing great service is essential to winning new customers — and retaining the ones you’ve got. Case in point? According to Salesforce, nearly three-quarters of consumers have made purchase decisions based on their customer service experiences. And 91% indicate that a positive customer service experience improves the likelihood of a repeat purchase. But the channels…

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